A different kind of Porsche, indeed – and it’s sitting on the right-hand side of my garage as I write this. This is arguably the first production four-door Porsche – built … Continue Reading Fleet Update: A Different Kind of Porsche
Regular readers of TTS will understand – while we prognosticate at great length on vehicles we are stupid enough to purchase – rarely do we actually purchase any or all … Continue Reading TTS, Apparently: The New Kid In The Garage
Previous posts here on TTS had me talking about replacing my 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320, loudly rusting away before our very eyes. Off the table are the blue-sky kinds of cars … Continue Reading The Next Car: And This Time I Mean It
Poking around BaseFook the other day, one of the ads from which they thought I would derive tremendous value from was a t-shirt for The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society. “Pfft!” … Continue Reading Disposable Sports Sedan #1: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to write for car magazines. Heck, I think I started flipping through my dad’s Car & Driver and Road & Track magazines when I … Continue Reading A Peek Behind the Curtain…
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
One of the most asked questions of “car” people, second to “What kind of car should I buy?” and “How much do you think x will cost to fix?” is, “What … Continue Reading What Should Junior Drive?
Our affliction for old Audis is colored by rose-tinted glasses, and brought into high-definition clarity with 20-20 hindsight. A 5000S, Ur-S4, or Coupe Quattro? Sure, back in the day they … Continue Reading 1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20V: But The Wife Wants A 5 Series
We have written a lot about the Mercedes W126 S-class (you know, when we get around to writing at all!), but for me that’s largely because they are among the … Continue Reading 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL: Resplendent in its Four Place Glory….
At TTS, we miss Pontiac. From the early days of motoring through the GTO and Firebird Trans Am – and with their attempts to transcend General Motor’s worst days of … Continue Reading 1989 Pontiac 6000STE AWD: A Unicorn’s Unicorn
I’ve been considering returning to a two-door as my daily hack. Almost five years ago, my grumpy lower back immediately complained about installing our newborn son and his car seat … Continue Reading Subaru SVX: Polarizing Styling, Please
I can’t really tell you why I love Aston Martin’s folded-paper land wedge. Maybe it goes back to a Road & Track magazine cover, either a regular monthly issue or … Continue Reading 1979-89 Aston Martin Lagonda: Insert Wedgy Joke Here
So first things first: how can I call this a disposable sports car when it’s so upright and seats four life-sized humans? Well, I suppose the true definition of “sports” … Continue Reading 1992 BMW 318i Convertible: Disposable Sports (Sporty??) Car #12
Part of being a TTSer is coveting the strange, unusual, abnormal, underappreciated, etc. – automotively speaking. One of our favorite pastimes in the TTS offices is to peruse classified ads … Continue Reading Five Cars You Can Buy Today that Your Neighbor Doesn’t Have
I took ten minutes this morning to wade through the first 1,000 listings in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Craigslist mire of used vehicles using the following criteria: Manual transmission Private seller … Continue Reading Five Cars, Five Speeds (on average), Five Grand
There has recently been a decent amount of chatter surrounding Nissan’s R32 Skyline. And by “decent” I really mean “any” found outside of the Skyline-centric Internet temples. A darling of … Continue Reading Nissan R32 Skyline: Welcome Our Latest Immigrant Friends